A former revolutionary plots revenge, in this "superior crime novel" from an Edgar Award–winning author "as adept at comedy as he is at tragedy" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Aldo Bianchi, a former Argentine revolutionary now living in Italy, travels to Havana, Cuba. There, he meets the beautiful Bini, a sultry student with great charm and panache working the hotels—and discovers that his nemesis, the Uruguayan military torturer Alberto Rios, is living in the country as well, under a false identity. Putting his tropical holiday on hold, Bianchi goes on the hunt for his sadistic enemy, in this "unusual political thriller . . . By turns bawdy, funny, dark, cheerful, learned, and madcap, populated with memorable characters" from a winner of both an Edgar and a Dashiell Hammett Award (Booklist).